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Car accidents cause nearly $1 trillion in U.S. losses in 2010


As most Oklahomans know, car crashes can happen anytime and anywhere. The first question in the minds of those who respond to a crash is, how devastating is this crash? Will they find no one injured or will there be many fatalities? How much physical destruction of vehicles and property will there be?

If you are a motorcycle accident victim, you need compensation

In Oklahoma, just like anywhere else in the country, motorcyclists face more dangers than drivers of other motor vehicles, which makes them vulnerable to severe injury and death. When a motorcycle collides with other vehicles such as cars or trucks, a relatively unprotected rider is easily thrown from the motorcycle. Where car or truck occupants might sustain only minor injuries, the motorcyclist is far more likely to be seriously hurt, if not killed.

OK investigation update in fatal commercial vehicle accident


Many Oklahoma commercial vehicles are used to transport passengers and items over short and long distances. Only professional drivers or people who have undergone extensive training in operating large vehicles are legally allowed to drive vehicles, such as passenger buses and trucks. Overall, commercial vehicle drivers are less likely to be involved in motor vehicle accidents than drivers of most motor vehicles. Unfortunately, when they are involved in collisions, the results are often catastrophic.

What type of lawsuit can arise in a fatal car accident?


Based on recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 33,500 fatalities resulted from motor vehicle accidents in 2012. The numbers in the previous year were almost equal to that number. The latest data shows that traffic fatalities rose by up to 3.3 percent. The data also shows that someone is involved in a fatal accident every 16 minutes. If one of your family members was killed in a car accident or any type of motor vehicle accident, you may be experiencing financial loss, as well. You also may be considering which type of lawsuit best fits your family's unique situation.

Latest statistics on accidents involving delivery trucks


Trucks used by various industries in the United States are considered commercial vehicles. These "big rigs," such as delivery trucks seen in and around Edmunds, Oklahoma, are large and weigh more than 10,000 pounds. Considering the size and weight of these trucks, it is easy to see why these vehicles are capable of causing severe damage to property and catastrophic injuries to people in the event of a commercial vehicle accident. The latest crash data from the National Traffic Safety Administration sheds some light on commercial vehicle accidents.

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